Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “CPI”

CPI

noun [C]
 
 
ECONOMICS, COMMERCE abbreviation for consumer price index: a list of the prices of basic goods and services, showing how they change each month. The CPI is usually used to measure inflation: About 55% of the CPI measures the cost of services, ranging from health care to airline fares. → Compare cost of living index, retail price index
GOVERNMENT, POLITICS, LAW abbreviation for Corruption Perceptions Index
(Definition of CPI from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of CPI?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

improvisation

a performance that an actor, musician, etc. has not practised or planned

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More